Loyal, collaborative RN with 9+ years experience working with pediatric patients and neonates in a critical care setting, 5+ years working as a post-op nurse in Lasik eye surgery, and 1 year as a high school Health Science Teacher.
-Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 3/2017-3/2019
-Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification 11/2015-11/2017
-Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification (NRP) 3/24/2016-3/24/2018
-Cardiac S.T.A.B.L.E 2/2015-2/2017
-Registered Nurse, License No. 749836 1/2008-8/31/2017
-Registered Nurse Certified, Neonatal Intensive Care (RNC-NIC)
I worked in a 60 bed NICU providing direct care to very critically ill patients. Job duties include; recording patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Monitoring post-op vitals, sterile set up and priming of IV fluids, and careful management of medications that are to be calculated precisely in the pediatric population to avoid error. Carry out orders received by the physician and nurse practitioner correctly and in a timely manner. Actively involved in various committees that provide additional education that the nurses can then take back to the unit and share with peers. Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues. Performs all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Implements new assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Assists patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Provides necessary health education training for patients and their families. Provide training to new nurses hired in order to provide top quality care such as, providing education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care. Also how to accurately document all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Coordinate with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews.
Pre and Post-op care for the patient having Lasik eye surgery.
Review patient history, checking for any known allergies and current medication regimen.
Provide oral medication for sedation, and provide continuous monitoring of patient closely before, during and after surgery.
Provide discharge education to patient and family, for example; medications that are to be taken and how often, when they should call a Dr, what to expect from the surgery, and follow up appointments.
Member of Student Nurses Association SNA
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